Subject: Unknown Insect
Location: Hillsville, VA 24343
September 3, 2015 8:50 pm
This specimen looks like a cross betwen a bee and a dragon fly.
Thank you fot your time and consideration.
Signature: Lance in Hillsville, VA
This diurnal Sphinx Moth owes its common name to its likeness to a totally different winged phylum. The Hummingbird Clearwing can be distinguished from its genus members by its light legs and white underbelly. This image from BugGuide illustrates those traits. A faster shutter speed like 2000 should freeze its rapidly beating wings. The flights of the Hummingbird Sphinx and its namesake are remarkably similar.